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03-27-2013, 10:14 PM #1
Bollywood more open than southern film industry: AsinThe southern film industry is far more traditional than Bollywood, which caters to a wider audience and gives opportunities to women in technical fields, says actress Asin Thottumkal after a five-year stint in Hindi films.
"The south Indian film industry is more traditional. This reflects in their work. The cultural differences, language and approach are completely different, while Bollywood is more open and caters to a wider audience," Asin told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai.
There is another key difference, she added. Down south "people are ready to accept you the way you are. They appreciate and value simplicity. You don't have to wear make-up or be in your glamorous image when you make public appearances".
"Whereas in Bollywood, it's about creating a star image, a style quotient that you have to carry throughout. You have to be in the glamorous image all the time," said the actress who made a big name for herself in Tamil and Telugu films before she moved to Hindi cinema....being a human...